Certain populations of men, such as truck drivers and soldiers, are among those more vulnerable to infection. These men are learning that unprotected sex leads to the spread of HIV/AIDS. As a result of intensive education programs in Ethiopia, individuals from within these groups now practice safer sex and are able to teach others about prevention. This film documents outreach efforts by and for men of all ages, from all walks of life.
All public, educational, and government access television stations (PEG) and community media stations have permission to broadcast this film and any of Dorothy Fadiman's other films.
November 27, 2012 Subject:
Men Stepping Forward to Take Responsibility
So thankful for Dorothy highlighting not just the issue of women and HIV/AIDS in Ethiopian, but focusing on the men. I had not considered that certain populations of men are more vulnerable. And they present more of a challenge to instigate behavior changes. Since educating these groups, the number of new infections has decreased. What a story of success!
Director: Dorothy Fadiman
Producers: Amy Hill, Dorothy Fadiman, Matthew Luotto, Shenaz Zack
Camera: Matthew Luotto, Henock Hailu, Cotton Coulson
Editors: Amy Hill, Matthew Luotto, Shenaz Zack
Still Images: Sisse Brimberg
Music: Aster Awake
Outreach: Maribea Berry, Johanna Gereke
Principal advisor: Dr. Agonafer Tekalegne
Fourth film in series: "SEEDS of HOPE: Meeting the Challenges of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia"
Amharic language version